Montenotte (department)

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Département de Montenotte
Département of the First French Empire

Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Montenotte
Administrative map of the Italian portion of the French Empire.
Capital Savona
44°18′N 8°29′E / 44.300°N 8.483°E / 44.300; 8.483Coordinates: 44°18′N 8°29′E / 44.300°N 8.483°E / 44.300; 8.483
 •  Annexion from the Ligurian Republic 4 June 1805
 •  Congress of Vienna 1815
 •  1810[1] 3,937.98 km2 (1,520 sq mi)
 •  1810[1] 289,823 
Density 73.6 /km2  (190.6 /sq mi)
Political subdivisions 4 Arrondissements[1]

Montenotte was a département of the French Consulate and of the First French Empire in present-day Italy. It was named after the village Montenotte near Savona to commemorate the Battle of Montenotte in 1796. It was formed in 1805, when the Ligurian Republic (formerly the Republic of Genoa) was annexed directly to France. Its capital was Savona.

The département was disbanded after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814. It was followed by a brief restoration of the Ligurian Republic, but at the Congress of Vienna the old territory of Genoa was awarded to the Kingdom of Sardinia. Its territory is now divided between the Italian provinces of Savona, Alessandria, Imperia and Cuneo.


The département was subdivided into the following arrondissements and cantons (situation in 1812):[2]

Its population in 1812 was 289,823, and its area was 393,798 hectares.[2]